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Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
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ALWAYS FABULOUS!

There is nothing here that I could improve on! It is consistently great! We love everything about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lydia A
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Pretty to Look At...

Lovely road with pristine old homes from Victorian times, but good luck trying to find a gas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rdown61
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.If you are interested in seeing what Cape Cod looked like before tourists discovered it, and want to visit some of the best quaint, little shops in New England, Route 6A is the place to be.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (20 reviews)
“antique shops” (18 reviews)
“cape cod” (78 reviews)
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Sandwich, MA
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"beautiful drive"
in 20 reviews
"antique shops"
in 18 reviews
"cape cod"
in 78 reviews
"leisurely drive"
in 8 reviews
"new england"
in 21 reviews
"slow down"
in 6 reviews
"great road"
in 5 reviews
"wild turkeys"
in 3 reviews
"lots of small shops"
in 3 reviews
"takes longer"
in 3 reviews
"cranberry bogs"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 4 reviews
"tourist season"
in 4 reviews
"sagamore bridge"
in 4 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 3 reviews
"orleans"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is nothing here that I could improve on! It is consistently great! We love everything about this place! The food is to die for! Amazing! My latest favorite... the boardwalk burger! Service is always friendly, with a smile, prompt, accommodating, and eager to please!...More

Thank Lydia A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely road with pristine old homes from Victorian times, but good luck trying to find a gas station! Fuel and drink up beforehand, especially in high summer!

Thank rdown61
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most pleasant aspect of visiting Cape Cod is this highway. It is slow, meandering, tree-lined, and dotted with arts and crafts everywhere. Perhaps you were in a hurry to get here from Providence or Boston, but once you get to Cape Cod, relax, take...More

1  Thank JMTurnbow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Route 6A is a treasure. Peaceful ride, beautiful scenery. The Cape is a magical place. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the sights.

Thank dextersnow
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Rt. 6A is a scenic way to see Cape Cod. Lots of small shops, restaurants, some with lobsters on the roof!!! So much to see and do; can be slow but fun if you are not in a rush. Definitely don't do this on a...More

3  Thank Decaf7
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good leisurely drive with nice towns to visit along the way. Not much view of the water, but the old villages with traditional homes are very interesting.

Thank eatbread
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Fun activity for the grandkids, prices were reasonable. Be prepared, they don’t accept credit cards. I had to pack up three kids and go find an ATM

Thank valaineperez1
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this ride. I didn’t have time to stop in any of the shops but I would have liked to

Thank Kay S
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

This is one of the best road trips to take. Stop off in Plymouth first for breakfast, then take all the little roads to the left.

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Driving Rt. 6A is a slow and scenic way to see Cape Cod. Lots of small shops, local businesses, and a taste of Cape Cod before the mid-cape highway was the way to go. This is a nice way to get a taste of Cape...More

1  Thank CapeUW
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Hope H
April 3, 2018|
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Response from c00perjam | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October which is the off-season so there were very few cars. We spent a few hours and didn't have many stops because many of the shops and restaurants were closed for the season.
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filer
March 2, 2017|
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Response from FYIWorld | Property representative |
The Sandwich Line travels along route 6A through historical downtown Sandwich and route 28 to Hyannis. Passengers may board the Sandwich Line at any of the scheduled bus stops or they may flag the bus down anywhere along the... More
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